At a public meeting Tuesday, Ralph Friebel discussed his plans for a 10,000-cow dairy in south-central North Dakota.

“We looked at a lot of sizes for the dairy,” Friebel was quoted as saying in The Jamestown Sun. “We started with 2,000 cows and worked our way up to 15,000 or 20,000. We decided on 10,000 because if we went any bigger than that we have to travel too far to get feed for the cattle.”

Approximately 150 people attended the meeting to hear the pros and cons. Potential advantages include the creation of about 100 full-time jobs.

A 10,000-cow dairy would rank among the top 20 dairies in the U.S. in terms of size, according to information gathered by Dairy Herd Management.

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Source: The Jamestown Sun